Friday, January 22, 2016

Birthday Card Using Ching-Chou Kuik "Love Birds" and Cricut Artistry Cartridge

Hello friends. I hope everyone is doing well; and taking time to craft.  It has been warming up here in Southern CA. It was in the 70's yesterday and again today.  I had some minor eye surgery on Wednesday; so I have been having a lot of pain.  I may have finally learned not to believe a physician when he says there will be no pain.  If someone messes with your eyes or any other body part; there will be pain.  

Have you ever colored an entire image; and then made a mistake at the end and you couldn't fix it? I had that happen with this image. And of course, I colored her hair even better on that first attempt.  LOL!  

I was having trouble with my vision; and probably shouldn't have been coloring anyway; but it gets my mind off of the pain.  I can't blame this on my vision; but I can blame it on my pain.  LOL!  I actually colored the whites of the eyes with color, instead of the smaller round part, then tried to remove it with my wonderful "0" Copic marker, only to make her look like she had two dark eyes, like she had been hit in her eyes.  So, this is my second attempt.

I used Ching-Chou Kuik "Love Birds"; which is a beautiful image.  I love pastel colors; so this one seemed to suit this card.  I tried not to cover all of the floral patterned paper; especially one of the keys.  I loved that part.  I used a couple of my Anna Griffin Dies; which are just gorgeous!  I hope you enjoy my creation.  

It is a set of two different stamps; for a great price.  It is not sold alone.

 Inside Card

Supplies used to create this card:

Borders & die inside - Anna Griffin
Frame for image - Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight
Sentiment frame outside - Cricut Artistry Cartridge
Butterflies inside - Memory Box Pippi Butterfly

Paper - Graphic 45 Secret Garden
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Crystal Blue & Sorbet
Cardstock for border - CTMH Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Z3127
Sentiment front - CTMH Just To Say... - Part of Cricut Artistry Collection
Pearls on front, bling inside  - Recollections
Ink - CTMH Crystal Blue and Sorbet
Sentiment inside - Whimsy Stamps "Fluttering By"

Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - Y21, Y23, YR21, YR24, YR23
Flowers - Y00, YR01, YR18
Leaves - G94, G99
Birds - BG0000, BG11
Victorian Flourish with flowers - BG72
Eyes - BG01
Berries & Hearts - YR18
Lips - RV00

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Something New (Digi) (3 of 3) (Saturday)
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/twist (2 of 3) (Sunday)
Colour Your World With Lacy Sunshine - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Eclectic Ellapu - Use one or more Dies (No limit)
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes w/die (3 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes w/twist (No limits) (Monday)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Eureka Stamps - Pile It On (2 of 3)
Get Creative Challenges - Something New (Digi) (3 of 3)
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes (No limit)
Ooh La La Creations - In The Country (No Limit)
Our Crafty Corner - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes/w option (No limit)
Where The Heart Is - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Something New (Digi) (No limit) (Tuesday)
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes (No limit)
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
 Retarte - Anything Goes (No limit)
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (2 of 2) 
Creative Moments - Anything Goes w/twist (2 of 3) (Wednesday)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Something Old, Something New (paper/digi) (3 of 3)
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Celebrations (2 of 3)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (2 of 5)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 5) (Thursday)
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Hanna And Friends - Die Cuts (No limit)
Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Anything Goes w/twist (2 of 3)
Southern Girls - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (2 of 3) (Friday)
Crafty Catz - Girls Just Want To Have Fun (2 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes (No limit)
Simply Create Too - Something New (Digi) (2 of 3)

Only $5 with a purchase of $50 qualifying order 
(Clearance items do not count)

Artwork for January Stamp Of The Month 
Beloved Bouquet - S1601

Click blue link above to see all the supplies that go with it.
Create your planner the way you want it to be.

Use this in your new CTMH Everyday Planner 2016 
or in your Picture My Life Scrapbooking.

Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit.  I hope you enjoy my creations.  I appreciate all of you.  Be sure to check out my tabs at the top of the page for my videos, tutorials, clubs, specials and more.   You can earn FREE products by joining one of my clubs.  You earn most of my commission with FREE CTMH products. Call, text, Facebook message or email me with any questions you might have.

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  1. Love your colors - they make me smile. What more can I say, just love, love love.

  2. Beautifull faboulus cards Gloria, well done!!
    xx Wilma

  3. Awesome. Thank you for joining us over at Craft Your Passion challenge. Look forward to seeing you again.

    Tammi, CYP DT

  4. WOW! So, so pretty and your coloring is AMAZING! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Something OLD, Something NEW’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  5. Gorgeous! Love her hair!
    Thank-you for joining us at Color Your World!

  6. Your card is very fantastic!
    I Love the colouring!

    Thank you for joining us at the Hanna and friends Challenge.

    greetings Sternenglanz

  7. Another lovely card Gloria and so lovely having the inside decorated as well, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping sensations challenge.

    B x

  8. Gorgeous stamp, beautifully coloured. Your die cuts are very pretty and give your card a touch of luxury. Glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create this week.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  9. Gorgeous card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good Luck and welcome again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  10. Another fab card! Thanks for joining at Lemons Shortbread: Anything Goes

  11. great card thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delight Challenge
    Jane DT xx

  12. Beautiful square card with a twist. The image is gorgeous, you did a great job coloring it.

  13. Love love love it Gloria.... Both the inside and outside xoxo

  14. This is really lovely and the inside is as beautiful as the outside. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT. xx

  15. A beautiful card, inside as well as out! Gorgeous image, fabulous colours and design. Hope your poor eyes are soon better :)
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month.

  16. This card is so amazing, I don{t know were to start. Great papers, great image, adorable sentiment and die cuts. perfect for our challenge at Eureka stamp: Pile it on!. Thank you for joining us and good luck.

  17. A wonderful the dies you used and your gorgeous coloring, a wonderful image too! Thanks for playing along with us this week at TTCRD, good luck! Hope you'll join us for more of our weekly challenges!
    Denice - TTCRD DT

  18. I really love the card, gorgeous coloring
    Thank you so much for participating in Scrapper's Delights challenge
    I wish you good luck
    Lina DT Scrapper's Delights New Release team

  19. really gorgeous card! and beautiful coloring! xoxo Olga

  20. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week and hope to see you again.

  21. Goregeous little card & a beautiful image!
    Thanks for playing at Eureka Stamps this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  22. Beautiful card, both inside and out. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

  23. Just gorgeous and beautiful colours. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  24. Awesome. Thank you for joining us over at Craft Your Passion challenge. Look forward to seeing you again.

    Tammi, CYP DT

  25. Another great creation Gloria. Thanks for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu!

  26. Beautiful creation, Gloria! Thanks for joining us at Lacy Sunshine Colour your world. Hugs, Mieke CDT

  27. Wonerful card thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations challenge

  28. Gloriaaa.. this is awesome.. love your bright colour choice.. Thank you so much for joining Lacy Sunshine's Colour Your World challenge.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. <3


  29. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at PDE Linky Party.
    I hope you’ll come link up again soon!
    Janis, Owner & DT Member
    Pause Dream Enjoy
    PDE Linky Party, Owner & DT Member

  30. Absolutely stunning, love the image and colourng and great dies cut. Thank you for joining us at Crafting with An Attitude. Helen DT

  31. Your coloring is superb and I adore all your lovely dies. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting With Friends.

  32. Lovely card !!!
    Hugs Bianca Dt-member ScrapbookStampSociety.

  33. Beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Stampartpapel Retarte#68
    Alexandra Dt

  34. What a stunning card. lovely design and colors. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments. Julie T

  35. gorgeous Gloria

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  36. Cute card and great dies. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  37. Gorgeous card and design! Your coloring is beautifully. Great seeing you again at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  38. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations, Louise DT x

  39. Beautiful card, gr8t job with the coloring, thanks for joining PDE Linky Party!

  40. Your card is very beautiful !
    Thank you for joining us at Artistic inspiration!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom

  41. Thank you for joining us over at Lacy Sunshine Color Your World Team A Inspiration Bi-Weekly Challenge Anything goes. Fab project and I look forward to seeing more of your projects, Sincerely MaryAnn, Lacy Sunshine Creative Girl.

  42. Was für ein herrliches Kärtchen, danke fürs deine Teilnahme bei Hanna and Friends.

    Liebe Grüße

  43. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x

  44. Beautiful card inside and out. Thank you for joining us over at our crafty corner. Good luck. Alison DT

  45. A gorgeous card, such a beautiful image.
    Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.

  46. Thanks for joining us at Hanna& Friends with your lovely card!
    Hugs Line


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